The change in the speaker's situation since he was first asked to speak. Campaigning. The marketplace as the best arbiter of economic value in our society. Canadian values that the marketplace will not and cannot satisfy. The government's role to ensure equal protection and opportunity for all. The responsibility to lend a helping hand. The biases the speaker brings from his private life into his public life. The speaker's focus on three broad themes: the economic record of the current Liberal government and why it deserves to be supported; the economic policy alternatives offered by the Canadian Alliance party and why I believe they must be soundly rejected; the broader reasons why I have offered myself as a candidate in this election on behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada. The remainder of the speaker's remarks proceeded under the following headings: Successes: The Liberal Economic Record (1993-2000); Challenges: The New Economy and The Alliance Economic Platform. This was followed by the speaker's concluding remarks about what he believes is an important message to Canada's business community from someone who has the privilege to be the Chief Economist for Canada's largest bank.
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